About Us

Founder

Corry Cook is an independent luxury and adventure travel writer, blogger and influencer. For the last six years she has served as Senior Editor at Silicon Valley’s premier lifestyle publication, GENTRY Magazine, specializing in impact-driven luxury travel and adventure. On behalf of Gentry and its parent company The Golden State Company, she’s hiked, biked, boarded, cycled, ridden, walked, driven, sailed and flown throughout Africa, Australia, Europe, Asia and South America.

A proud American and passionate Global Citizen, Corry was raised in Silicon Valley and educated in tourism and the natural world in both the United States and Europe. She received her BA in World Cultures from UCLA and her MA in Tourism, Environment & Development from King’s College London. In 2020, Corry is pursuing an MS in Wildlife Forensics Sciences and Conservation with the University of Florida. Her 2020-2021 goals include volunteering in wildlife conservation and earning her Master Naturalist credentials in both California and Idaho.

At her core, Corry operates with great respect and gratitude for professionals who connect us to the natural world, fight to protect it, and all those whose efforts also make exceptional travel and adventure a reality. She founded her company, Legendary Footprint LLC, in 2015 as a force for good and champion of social responsibility in the hospitality and travel industries. More than just all eco-luxe and no action, her blog the Revel Traveler aims to be a resource that inspires travelers who wish to strengthen their impact and legacy through philanthropic luxury travel and adventure.

Corry learned the transformative power of philanthropic adventure at an early age. At the age of 16, she flew to the island of Dominica to first begin her long love affair with doing good while traveling. She volunteered alongside other high school students from around the world to rebuild infrastructure and mentor young people in rural towns devastated by unrelenting rain on the island. Today, Corry continues to find excitement in achieving a deeper understanding and connection to the world through global living and giving.

Over more than two decades in both the public and private sectors, Corry’s professional career includes creating and implementing operations and programs in tourism, hospitality and building management at San Francisco City Hall, the Moscone Center, Dodger Stadium and the Honda Center, to name a few.

Corry is available for press trips, gear and product testing, as well as a myriad of reviews, guest blog posts and special events. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two stepsons in both Northern California and at her home in the Mountain West. She adores walks along the Boise River and caring for her extensive rose bushes. She’s a terrible green thumb, but she tries her best.

Mission

Welcome to the American Revel Traveler, a thoughtful new digital destination designed to unite and serve a highly mobile and sophisticated community – American Global Citizens – regardless of age, gender, politics or country of residence.

We EXPLORE in balance, achieving a deeper understanding and connection to the world through an intelligent approach to exceptional people, places and experiences. Our style and content are 100% community driven; savvy global travelers as well as luxury and adventure travel experts and influencers contribute, connect and inspire each other here.

For those who work hard and play hard, travel is both leisure AND an opportunity to generate social, economic, and environmental IMPACT. Therefore, we celebrate luxury travel and adventure companies, destinations and experiences that radiate a solid commitment to animals, people and the planet.

We advocate for a healthy balance between our right to INDULGE and our duty to contribute to others and the world around us. In the absence of a direct connection between luxury earned and impact desired, we aim to offer an alternative pairing of the two that promotes offset in the same community.

Through the power of authentic recognition and gratitude, we amplify the efforts of a wide range of extraordinary individuals. And in doing so, we aim to ELECTRIFY awareness and enthusiasm for travel and adventure that is safe, sustainable and unforgettable – within the United States and around the world.

PHILOSOPHY

FENG SHUI + TRAVEL

For thousands of years, Chinese philosophy has held that balance and vitality are in the result of five elements –WOOD, FIRE, EARTH, METAL, WATER - being in harmony. In addition to the placement of items in physical space, Feng Shui has been applied to countless areas to master a myriad of personal goals including wealth, career success and more.

Good Feng Shui is about aligning the five elements and “qi” (energy) in a positive way in an effort to foster good luck, enhance well-being and improve any environment. As innovative and accomplished American Global Citizens, our world expands far beyond any one place, environment or object. Why not engage aspects of Feng Shui as we explore the world’s most luxurious and exciting destinations?

Like many American rock stars, scholars and design gurus, the editorial team at the American Revel Traveler has fallen hard for this wildly esoteric approach. Taking cues from this ancient art and wisdom, the American Revel enthusiastically explores and embraces each element in a productive cycle. And we strive to include the presence of all five elements in the sum of our global travels. As we promote the potential for personal balance and well being in our travels; perhaps we may lessen the strain and negative effects of tourism on the world’s most sought-after destinations by encouraging a wide variety of travel experiences.

We don’t claim to be experts, merely enthusiasts and academics on an experimental journey. We hope you find this forgiving and balanced approach to life, and travel, as unique and inspiring as we do.